Can you believe it is already NOVEMBER?!?! Even as I type this my jaw is on the floor! It feels like that last year has gone by in the blink of an eye! Couple that with Instagram reminding me that we are just 8 short weeks away front the end of another decade and it's hard not to pause for a moment of reflection.
10 years ago TODAY I was sitting in a factory in Wenzhou, China.
On paper, I was living my "dream life". I had always wanted to work in fashion, to build million-dollar accounts, and eventually run the business. I had crossed the first two things off my list and had a really solid 5-year plan to make the last one happen.
Yet my reality was far from the glamorous life I was expecting. I was traveling alone, sick with a cold, and basically working 24-hours a day. It was freezing cold, damp, and I spent the day with my head buried in swatch books or my...
I recently read a quote that stopped me in my tracks. It said (and I wish I wrote down the source so I could properly quote them):
"Working for myself means I'm 100% in charge of my day... and how I waste it". #micdrop
It hit me to my core because it's true. Everyone knows that entrepreneurs are the only people who would rather work 60 hours for themselves in order to avoid working 40 hours for someone else.
As Luscious Hustlers, we are creative, multi-passionate, driven, and ambitious. We are the dreamers and the doers on a mission to change the world and make it a better place.
Why else would we be investing our time, money, and energy into building something that doesn't exist???
One of the perks of our job is that we have had the opportunity to connect with hundreds of incredible women and hear their stories. We have yet to meet or speak to a Luscious Hustler...
Today I want to let you in on a little secret and also give you a gift...
For as long as I can remember, whenever someone tells me that something I want to do is impossible there is a little voice inside my head that says (in a slightly know-it-all way):
"Actually, I can".
It doesn't matter how far out of reach something seems, if I really want to make it happen that voice is relentless.
"Actually, I can"
In many ways, even though I didn't consciously believe in affirmations, that simple statement has been a silent mantra that has provided powerful motivation. It has helped me navigate some of the most challenging moments on my entrepreneurial journey.... and today I want to pass it on to you.
Because... actually, you CAN.
YOU CAN have everything that you want and desire.